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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Warming hits Greenland's caribou

Warming hits Greenland's caribou
Paris (AFP) Oct 01, 2013 - Arctic ice melt due to global warming is having an unexpected impact on West Greenland's caribou, causing fewer calves to be born and boosting their death rate, a study said Tuesday. Accelerated ice melt has caused the plant growth season on Greenland to start ever earlier - about 16 days sooner on average in 2011 than in 2002, scientists wrote in the journal Nature Communications. The ... more

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